Tonight, Big Brother Canada Season 2 kicked off. While I fully recognize how ridiculous reality television is, I have to say that I love watching the interpersonal and team dynamics play out. Tonight, in the first episode, I was struck by how this "team" of strangers quickly fell in line with Bruce Tuckman's Stages of Team Development. The first stage, "Forming", everyone is full of hope, excitement, and positivity. Because people don't really know each other during this stage, everyone is still exchanging pleasantries and are on their best behaviour. If you watched the episode (don't worry, I won't tell anyone), you heard a lot of squealing and laughing and lots lots of smiles and politeness. Alas, as they say, all good things must come to an end--which takes us to our next stage: "Storming" (another post perhaps?).
And, this, friends, is what makes us for good TV.